Samuel Houston Bivens, of Madisonville, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital. He loved to pitch horseshoes and to play cards at the V.F.W. Post.

He was 51 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Claude and Edna Mae McNabb Bivens; sister, Cathy Henderson.

Survivors include: his daughters, Kayla Bivens, of Madisonville, Payton Bivens, of Sweetwater;

Son, Zack Bivens, of Madisonville;

Grandchildren, Ryder Nichols, Bentley Bivens, Briar Bivens, Neeson Bivens;

Sister, Tammy Jo Mills, of Tellico Plains;

Brother, Hammer McNabb, of Madisonville;

Several loved nieces and nephews;

Special friends, his friends at C & R Market and Aldon Blair, Tim Garland, and Bill Barr.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral will follow at 7:30 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Holloway officiating.